Jeremiah Sullivan founded Primus Technologies in 1993 to create the world’s top-performing electronics manufacturing services (EMS) provider. He acquired three exceptional manufacturing facilities from Osram Sylvania and ABB – facilities with decades of preexisting outperformance in mission-critical electronics manufacturing. Jerry and his team focused on lean manufacturing, zero-defect quality, 100% on-time delivery, world-class customer service and lowest total cost. Today, Primus is #1 for customers and employees year after year.
Prior to founding Primus Technologies, Jerry was a turnaround specialist at GTE Sylvania, where he spent 15 years in global leadership roles. He last served as Senior Vice President of International Lighting. Before joining GTE Sylvania in 1978, Jerry was President of W.M. Chase in Detroit, Michigan. He previously worked for Texas Instruments.
Jerry earned his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from the University of Massachusetts at Amherst. Before that, Jerry served in the United States Army as a Military Policeman in Fort Carson, Colorado. Prior to that, he served as the youngest petty officer in the Merchant Marines, where he invested three years. Jerry graduated from Malden Catholic High School in Everett, Massachusetts.
Chairman and CEO
Christopher Sullivan, Primus Technologies Chairman and CEO, previously served as Vice President of Business Development and Vice President of Operations where he led optimization of the company’s manufacturing processes with Lean Manufacturing and Six Sigma Quality initiatives. Before joining Primus Technologies, Mr. Sullivan raised and managed more than $200 million at Goldman Sachs in the firm’s Private Client Services group. He began his career with American Power Conversion as District Manager of the firm’s 4-state region based in Denver, Colorado.
Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Board of Trustees of Bucknell University. He serves on the Geisinger Health System’s Board of Directors where he is Chair of the Finance Committee for the $6 billion enterprise. He is also a member of the Geisinger Health Plan Board of Directors where he is Chair of the Family Committee for the $1.5 billion organization. Mr. Sullivan is a member of the Geisinger Health System Advisory Council, the Geisinger-Bucknell Autism and Developmental Medicine Institute Advisory Council and the Bucknell Business Advisory Board. He received his Bachelor of Science in Mechanical Engineering from Bucknell University, his MBA from UNC Chapel Hill’s Kenan-Flagler Business School with a concentration is Operation and Finance, and attended Harvard Business School’s Executive Education program in Leadership Best Practices.
While CEO of Primus, the company has become a global leader for customer performance and a nationally-recognized employer of choice, receiving the Governor’s Job Creation Award in 2015 for exemplary support of the workforce, community and economic development. The company was one of three in the state that year and only the second ever in its region to receive this award. Primus has donated $1.5 million to the Diocese of Scranton Scholarship Foundation to provide tuition aid for students at St. John Neumann Regional Academy in Williamsport, $300,000 to the local UPMC Susquehanna Health System, $100,000 to the nearby Geisinger Pediatric Specialty Clinic and other organizations in the region. Primus is a Corporate Champion for the Wounded Warrior Project and Special Olympics Winners Circle Gold Level sponsor. Primus provides pretax profit-sharing for all employees as well as renowned compensation, benefits and perks.
Steve Stone is President of Primus Technologies Corp. Prior to joining Primus, He served as Vice President of Aleris International’s Global Commercial and Defense Plate business where his responsibilities included developing a greenfield mill operation and the defense segment. Mr. Stone also served as Senior Vice President and General Manager of Aleris’ $1.6 billion North American Rolled Products division.
Previously, Mr. Stone held a series of executive leadership positions at Cytec Industries, where he was Vice President, High Performance Industrial Materials and Vice President, Sales and Customer Service for the Performance Specialties Division.
Mr. Stone holds an MBA in Finance from the University of Connecticut School of Business and a Bachelor of Science degree in Mechanical Engineering from Manhattan College. He is a registered Professional Engineer and active with the American Cancer Society.
VP of Operations
Greg Hicks is Vice President of Operations at Primus Technologies Corp. Prior to joining Primus, he served as Director of Operations for Landauer Inc. where he drove the commercialization of products and provided Design for Manufacturability expertise to post cost avoidances of over $2M in less than two years.
Previously, Mr. Hicks held engineering and operational managerial positions with Germane Systems, Objective Interface Systems, and Bose Corporation. Mr. Hicks’s primary focus areas were in Design for Manufacturability, Process Engineering, Prototyping, and Supply Chain Optimization.
Mr. Hicks holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical Engineering Technology from the University of North Carolina at Charlotte.
Vice President of New Business Development and Strategic Initiatives
Larry Veiga is Vice President of New Business Development and Strategic Initiatives. Prior to joining Primus, he held senior leadership positions in the Flextronics Global Aerospace and Defense segment, serving as both a General Manager of the Center of Excellence and as Sr. Director of Global Business Development. Mr. Veiga also served as Vice President of Program Management at Stellar Microelectronics, where he assisted in their growth to a $100M run rate.
Previously, Mr. Veiga held key acquisition and divestiture managerial positions in multiple Merger and Acquisition projects, and he was a Co-Founder of RAD PCBA which concentrated on circuit board assembly, cable assembly, and box build efforts in multiple business segments. Mr. Veiga is an accomplished amateur cyclist who mentors both upcoming cyclists and fledgling entrepreneurs in his community.